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You pay motor vehicle duty when you:

  • Register a vehicle that has never been registered or is currently unregistered,
  • Transfer the registration of a vehicle.

There are different rates of duty payable depending on whether the vehicle is:

  • New or used (previously registered),
  • A passenger or non-passenger vehicle, and
  • A new passenger car valued over or under the luxury passenger car threshold.

Duty is charged on the dutiable value of your vehicle. This is the purchase price, including any applicable GST or luxury car tax, or the market value of the vehicle (whichever is greater).

Frequently asked questions

This calculator will work out the duty payable on your registration or transfer of ownership of a new or used motor vehicle.

Before you start

You need to know the following:

New vehicles

  • The date of registration,
  • The dutiable value, and
  • Whether your vehicle is a passenger or non-passenger vehicle.

Used (previously registered) vehicles

  • The date of registration, and
  • The dutiable value.

Use our calculator

Calculate your motor vehicle duty

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  1. This calculator may only be used for reference purposes.
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Consumer alert

When you buy a used vehicle

After you have taken delivery of a used motor vehicle from a licensed motor car trader (LMCT), the LMCT must lodge with VicRoads the application for transfer of registration that you signed, together with the motor vehicle duty and transfer fee amounts that were included in the vehicle's sale price.

The application form and fees must be lodged within 14 days of the vehicle's delivery date.

Once VicRoads has received the registration transfer application, you should receive a vehicle registration transfer confirmation slip. This confirms that you are the vehicle’s registered owner and shows the amount of motor vehicle duty and transfer fee paid by the LMCT.

If you have not received a confirmation slip within six weeks of buying your vehicle, we recommend you first contact your LMCT to ask why the vehicle registration has not been transferred into your name. If you are not satisfied with the LMCT's explanation, phone VicRoads on 13 11 71.